Financing of forestry from public sources in the Czech Republic

https://doi.org/10.17221/50/2012-JFSCitation:Šišák L. (2013): Financing of forestry from public sources in the Czech Republic. J. For. Sci., 59: 22-27.
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 Financial means for multifunctional forestry activities come from different public sources, both national and international ones. There are several basic types of financial instruments used for the supporting of non-market forest services, both direct and indirect ones. Financial means should be accounted and treated separately by their different social and economic essence, as proper subsidies, compensations and payments for services. Financial means going to forestry are generally considered as subsidies in the Czech Republic (CR). But overall it can be stated that only a small part of the financial sources going to forestry via the Ministry of Agriculture is real subsidies. Out of the annual average of 657 million CZK of financial sources going to forestry through the mediation of the Ministry of Agriculture, indicated officially as subsidies, only 279 million CZK (42.5%) were real subsidies flowing into forestry in the period 2004–2009.
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